Theatre Students to Stage Astronomical Play
The University of Findlay’s next theatre production will be out of this world! “Silent Sky,” a play by Lauren Gunderson, will be staged Sept. 21-24 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre located in the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets, including processing fees, are $6 for the public, and are free with a valid ID for UF students, faculty and staff. They are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office at www.marathoncenterarts.org, by calling 419-423-2787 or by visiting the center’s box office, open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 200 W. Main Cross St.
“Silent Sky” follows the life of Henrietta Leavitt, a real-life early 20th century astronomer who worked at Harvard University. The play portrays how Henrietta navigated the waves of new scientific discoveries while balancing her personal life, family commitments and the scientific community. Will her findings significantly change astronomy forever? Will she and her coworkers receive any recognition for their work?
Margaret Anich, a lecturer in The Ohio State University at Lima’s Department of Theatre, will serve as the guest director.
The cast includes Tabitha Kittle as Henrietta, Abigail Land as Margaret, Abigail Bumbledare as Annie, Rachel Coberley as Williamina and Michael Knight as Peter. Blake Bush is the understudy for the character of Peter.